July 10, 2009 Subject:
Thanks for this...
Just wanted to say thanks for these timeless pieces of radio history. Because of the fact that I was born in the late 1950's, I didn't start watching Gene Autry till the western channel began broadcasting his old TV Shows and movies. Gotta tell you, as a truck driver these recordings help to break up all of those lonely miles on the road. Thanks again.
May 28, 2008 Subject:
Note about Transfer Speed problem
Only 14 of the Melody Ranch episodes in this archive have a real speed problem. Out of those, half of them are actually at the correct speed, just the opening segment (edited onto the shows from a bad transfer) is too fast.
September 1, 2007 Subject:
gene sounds like he's on helium
In transferring the recording of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch program from the transcription disc to digital, you forgot to allow for the fact that the speed of the record. The transcription speed was 78 rpm and the digital speed was 10.4m.It sounds like Gene took a mouth of helium before he started to sing. Also, Charlie Lyon, the announcer on the show, didn't talk that high or that fast. It reminded me when I used to play a 45 rpm record on a 78 rpm phonograph. I'm surprised some ardent Autry fans haven't responded as yet.